Tien Son Cave – Quang Binh

Tien Son cave is located in the Limestone Mountains of Ke Bang, in Son Trach commune, Bo Trach district, Quang Binh province, central Vietnam. There are about 300 caves in the « Kingdom of caves » Phong Nha Ke Bang. The cave is situated at about 1km from the Phong Nha cave.

We at Lotussia provide different tours in Quang Binh, Phong Nha Ke Bang national park offering the chance to discover not only Tien Son grotto but also the other caves, and the region. Activities include Phong Nha caving tours, jungle trek, camping, Ho Chi Minh trail bike tours, road cycling tours…

Tien Son cave is 980m long. From the entrance gate, there is a chasm of 10m deep and an underneath stock ground of 500m long, which is quite dangerous. People can just visit 400m long from the entrance gate.

Tien Son cave was discovered in April 1935 by a local man. When it was newly discovered, the cave was called Tien cave (fairy cave) for its mysterious beauty. Later, the Phong Nha cave was found and people call this Kho cave (dry cave).

There are thousands of stalactites of different colors. Tien Son cave is special for having resonant flagstones and pillars of stone. When people knock on them, there would be strange sounds like the sounds of gongs and drums. These are two Vietnamese traditional music instruments are used in central highlands.

According to the research of the discovery group of British association of Caving, Tien Son cave is created since tens of millions of years when there was a water line flowing through the mountain. It carve the cave into empty mountain of Ke Bang. Then due to the topography constructing, this part of mountain was raised up or collapsed and the blocks of stone tumbling to block, the water line and the cave was created on the above.

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